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Santos M. is single, is 21 years old, and attended only primary school. Since he was a little boy, he's helped his father with the business of fattening cows to then sell. Santos has gained experience in this activity, making small investments that now allow him to keep four cows in his property. Santos' drive to grow the business is obvious. He is asking for a loan to increase the number of cows he keeps in order help his father. Santos would also like to continue studying and become better at fattening cattle.
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Santos M. esta soltero, tiene 21 años de edad, solo curso estudios hasta el nivel primario, desde muy pequeño ayuda a sus padre quienes se dedican al engorde de ganado vacuno para su comercialización, de donde fue ganando experiencia en la actividad y llegando a hacer pequeñas inversiones que a la fecha le permiten tener 4 cabezas de ganado de su propiedad, es muy notoria las ganas e ímpetu que tiene para crecer económicamente, es para ello que pide el crédito, incrementar su hato y de esta forma ayudar a sus padre, independientemente además el muestra muchas ganas para continuar sus estudio y capacitarse en el cuidado y engorde de ganado.

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CIDRE is a Bolivian microfinance institution with a strong social commitment to the community. It works to provide quality financial services to rural and peri-urban borrowers, focusing primarily on agricultural loans for dairy farmers and micro-enterprises. CIDRE targets segments of the population that have not traditionally had access to credit, and invests in much-needed community development projects. It is currently working with coca farmers in the Chapare region to replace coca with less controversial crops. Get more involved by joining the Friends of CIDRE lending team.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 136
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  • $36,366,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Santos buying livestock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2010
May 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011